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Started off great, but then when you become really good at what you do, they take advantage of you for their benefits.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Catering Coordinator
Current Employee - Catering Coordinator

I have been working at Panera Bread full-time for more than a year

Pros

Competitive pay, and company has an awesome reputation which makes you proud to say you work there. Very good company values, Teaches you ALOT about customer service and lifetime values and lessons.

Cons

They most often than not pick the worst people for management positions...makes no sense...

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    stick with what you got

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    Current Employee - Panera BreadAssociate  in  Woodbridge, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Panera BreadAssociate in Woodbridge, VA (US)

    I have been working at Panera Bread part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I loved working at Panera when I first started. The people were good, the food was great, and the customers were, on the average, much less annoying than what they could have been.

    Cons

    This company, for a few years now, has put a huge restriction on raises for its Cafe's, meaning that what you get paid is what you get paid, and once you have been accredited to all the modules you can be, you get a dollar raise total, and the rest depends on your yearly share between you and all of your coworkers out of the 4-6 dollars of raise each cafe gets. They very much like to stick you to where you are, and to squeeze out what they can out of you before you realize what's going on and move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    not the greatest

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panera Bread part-time

    Pros

    panera typicallly has wonderful regulars who genuinely care about how you are doing

    Cons

    poor advancement. they expect perfection for minimum wage. if you do get a raise its generally after you've worked for the company for years and its usually ten cents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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